Atticus Hebson, composition, and Mofan Lai, tenor, have been awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for their work as undergraduate research projects. Hebson’s project “Bringing the Music of Laurence Crane to Baltimore” and Lai’s “Is Performing Different From Playing?” have been awarded a $3,000 fellowship and will present their work in the spring.
Frances Borowsky (MM ’13, Cello) and Everett Suttle (BM ’83, Voice) will be performing at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, December 18, at 7:30 pm. The concert, in Stern Auditorium on the Perelman Stage, is a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s American premiere in a concert called “Antonín Dvořák: America is an Idea, Not a Place.” The program will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Burleigh, Dvořák, and Hayes.
Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) and Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives Sarah Hoover (DMA ‘08, Voice) were interviewed in a video on Voice of America about the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. The video follows Peabody freshman Chelsea Strayer, double bass, and how the center has helped her in recent months, and it features Bastepe-Gray talking about the center and all of the innovations it provides for students.
Master’s candidate Misael Tambuwun, composition, was appointed artistic director of Overture 1215, a classical and jazz Christmas concert in Philadelphia. This concert will feature a number of Peabody students and alumni, including Tambuwun, master’s candidate Emma Dickinson, soprano; sophomore Lawrence Hutfles, jazz bass; senior Gabriel Petkaitis, jazz drums; and Noah Dion (BM ’17, Jazz Piano; BS ’17, Political Science), and it will take place on Saturday, December 15, at 6:30 pm in Philadelphia, Penn.
Claire Galloway Weber (MM ’15 Voice) was mentioned in an article in the Republican-American newspaper about Rosa Ponselle. Weber comments on Ponselle’s career trajectory and the exhibit on Ponselle at Peabody, while the rest of the article gives an overview of Ponselle’s early career.